MANILA, Philippines – International recording artist Charice Pempengco kickstarted the Major League Baseball Civil Rights game held August 24 in Chicago, USA, reports Bandila.
The phenomenal Filipino singer sang the US national anthem, opening the baseball game in celebration of American civil rights.
Charice, whom Oprah Winfrey once described as “the most talented girl in the world,” also performed in the MLB Beacon Awards night where she sang “A Change is Gonna Come,” in tribute to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and All-Star athlete Bo Jackson.
Here’s Charice singing the ‘Star Spangled Banner’:
Here’s her version of ‘A Change is Gonna Come’:
Ellen Degeneres discovered the young star through YouTube in 2007.
In 2008, Charice was invited to perform in the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Her international recognition continues to widen, and this has led to projects with several international artists and a cameo in the television musical “Glee” in 2010.
In the wake of “Glee” star Cory Monteith’s death in July, Charice was one of many who expressed her condolences.
Charice’s career and personal story remain a fascinating subject in today’s entertainment milieu. – Rappler.com